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Benchwarmer Baseball - A Short Tour

Welcome to Benchwarmer Baseball - a fantasy baseball simulation game.  In 2014, we'll start our 15th season.

 

Do you want to try your hand at being both Hal Steinbrenner and Joe Girardi?  Do you want to go for that one magic season with a stable of stars or will you try to play Moneyball?

 

 

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We are now expanding BWB to include new 16-team leagues for the 2014 season. Now's your chance to join a unique fantasy experience!  Sign up now - Our first draft is coming in January!

 

 

It's not your ordinary Rotisserie game:

  • You create a team of up to 40 players.
  • You set your starting lineup - your rotation - your bullpen.
  • You mold your bench to fill in when necessary.
  • You build a solid, all-around team, which goes farther in scoring our games than whether you rack up the best numbers in the standard Roto categories.
  • You develop a minor league system to fill your team in years to come and maybe earn more cash for next season.
  • You manage a salary cap and weigh the risks of multiyear contracts.
  • You earn more money for each game you win and the higher you place in the division.
  • You compete in a 150-game season and shoot for the playoffs.
  • You may be the one team from your 4-team division that advances to the championship round.
  • You choose which players to bring back next season.
  • You play all year - Playoff results are posted throughout October.  We run a special all-Benchwarmer tournament (the "Bash") for league champs in November.  Winter trading and player retention choices come in November and December.  You pick players in a Redistribution Draft in December.  And then spend January-March putting the final touches on your roster in preparation for a brand new season!

Sign up now! Or Email with any requests for more information.

 

 

For more details:

What is Benchwarmer Baseball? Why "Benchwarmer"? What Do Our Owners Say?
 

Benchwarmer Baseball - Who are we?

Benchwarmer Baseball Rules

Benchwarmer is somewhat a game for fanatics, but can be played by the casual person - What kind of time should you expect to put into it?

 

Downloadable BWB Rulebook - 2008 Version (pdf format)

A Team Roster from our original league
A sample Weekly Schedule, including box scores. The 2013 Benchwarmer Playoffs
How games are scored
How to create a team - Sample Draft Results Playoffs - How do we crown a champ?
Benchwarmer Baseball Player List (including current salaries)
Compare BWB with other fantasy games

 

"It looks complicated!" 

Well, if you study the scoring formula too closely, it will make your head swim.  But check out a few of the sample box scores and see what you think.  The main thing to think about here is - you want to try to build a team - including your batting order and your pitching rotation - like you would if you had $50 million to spend for real - basically the good players in real life translate to good players in this game.  To start off with, don't try to over-analyze the formula - just build the best team you can.

 


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But how much does it cost?  $55 per team per season.  For each additional team you buy, there is another $10 discount off the extra teams!. You can also join with friends to fill an entire league (or conference, or division) and enjoy significant savings.

 

If you're responding to an ad and have a promotional code, check on the sign up page for your discounts.

 

This is less than many other simulation games you'll find on the web.  In addition, there are no hidden charges - no extra charges for reports or transactions.

 

Also, we may have orphan teams available - ongoing franchises where owners have not returned.  Orphan teams cost just $30* - and you'll get some extra Benchwarmer Bucks in order to help you remake the team.

And, refer other people to join you and take their own teams and you can earn a $5 referral credit for each new owner!

*No additional discounts on orphan teams

 


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(Payment not due now.  You can start putting together your team now, but you'll need to pay before joining a league).

 

Prizes: Unlike some services and leagues you might join with friends, there are no cash prizes.  To add that could mean an added level of stress and angst as money is on the line and for some people perhaps the temptation for collusion.  Our hope is also to keep the cost as low as possible.  So why the cost in the first place?  We need to cover stat services, web costs, and a large amount of human labor.  League winners get next year's season for free, plus we have a set of small trophies to division, conference, and league champs.

 

In 14 years of operation, we have an overall retention record from one season to the next of 85%.  Our team owners enjoy the experience and you'll develop yearly rivalries among the same teams and owners.

 

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